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MacBook - Do the new Macbooks still make the CPU buzzing noise?


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If anyone here has purchased the new SR Macbook can you please update us on whether or not it produces the cpu buzzing noise (cpu whine) when idle?

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lol it just barely came out today
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lol it just barely came out today
I guess you're right..

But this noise is very annoying and I want to know if there is a point in going to the apple store and complaining.

If you own a Macbook C2D can you please let me know if your Macbook makes a buzzing noise when idle? Just wondering how many are affected.
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I don't notice it. Sure, if I put my ear right up against the computer I can hear it a little bit, otherwise, it is not audible.


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Just got one. What am I listening for? I'm sitting in my office and the machine is perfectly silent....

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I don't notice it. Sure, if I put my ear right up against the computer I can hear it a little bit, otherwise, it is not audible.
I can hear mine from 3 feet away.

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Just got one. What am I listening for? I'm sitting in my office and the machine is perfectly silent....

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It's a high pitched buzzing sound, happens when your computer is idle.
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nah, it's not making any sound at all.

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I am in a super quiet library and I cannot hear mine. I put my ear up to it and it is very faint. I think it would be the fan. I would also go get it looked at.

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I am in a super quiet library and I cannot hear mine. I put my ear up to it and it is very faint. I think it would be the fan. I would also go get it looked at.
I'm going to the Apple store tomorrow and I'll see what they say. Mine is definitely not faint and can be heard from 3 feet away easily.
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I have a different problem right now. My iSight comes on when I boot up sometimes. The green light that is next to it comes on right away and when I run photobooth it is just a green screen. I need to find time to take it to the apple store.

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No buzzing noise here. Like others said, I can only hear the fan and the optical drive, otherwise it's completely silent.


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My Macbook has started to buzz a little this one is exactly a month old. Heres a VIDEO of it.

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DO you know how fast it is spinning? If it is above ~4K RPMs then that is normal.

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how do i find out the speed that it is spinning? This noise only started tonight it's starting to bug me abit.

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My Macbook has started to buzz a little this one is exactly a month old. Heres a VIDEO of it.
This is a different sound.

Mine makes the buzz too, but its rather a static electricity like noise. And when you start doing any task, it goes away.

I have my macbook purchased on September 15th, just a month before the Santa Rosa came out. Mine made the noise I think from day one. You can hear it from beneath the "w" key. Its like something is cooking inside.... quite annoying. Let me know if Apple takes care of this.
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